Obituaries

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Tue
16
Feb

Joseph A. Vlazny

Joseph Anthony Vlazny, 63, died suddenly on Feb. 5, 2021, on the family farm in rural Farmersburg. He was born Aug. 3, 1957, in Fairbank. He attended St. Patrick's Catholic School and graduated from MFL High School in 1975. He was raised Catholic and was an active member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, where, as a young boy, he served as an altar boy and played the organ.

Thu
11
Feb

Robert G. 'Bob' Davies

Robert Griff (Bob) Davies, 69, of McGregor, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, at his home in McGregor. He was born Oct. 27, 1951, in Iowa City, to Towyn and Pauline (Hanft) Davies. He graduated from Washington High School and received his B.A. from the University of Northern Iowa. He married Joann Burns on April 17, 2001. 

 

Tue
09
Feb

Robert Davies

Robert Davies, 69, of McGregor, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, at his home in McGregor. Please visit www.graufuneralhomes.com for updates on services. Arrangements are pending with Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, McGregor.

Tue
09
Feb

Dennis L. Nus

Dennis L. Nus, 69, of Arlington, died on Wednesday morning, Feb. 3, 2021, at MercyOne Medical Center, Oelwein.

 

Tue
02
Feb

Gregg G. Frieden

Gregg Gene Frieden, 55, of Elkader, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, at his home after battling lung cancer. Gregg was born Aug. 18, 1965, in Manchester. He grew up in Littleport, the son of Doug and Lerene (Thein) Clinton. Gregg had four siblings, Brad, Colleen, Tracy and Branch. He graduated from Central Community High School, Elkader, in 1983. Following graduation, he worked at a factory in Prairie du Chien, Wis., but found his career working road construction for Fred Carlson Co. Carlson’s changed hands a few times, but Gregg stayed with the company, now called Croell, until he could no longer work in 2020.

Tue
02
Feb

Thomas C. Perry

Thomas Coast Perry, of Volga, was surrounded by the love of his daughter and sisters the last days of his life. He passed away peacefully on Jan. 30, 2021, in hospice care at MercyOne Medical Center in Elkader. Tom was born on April 16, 1941, to Louise and Thomas Perry. The family resided in Columbus Junction and enjoyed many fun times at their cabin on the Iowa River.

 

Thu
28
Jan

Allene A. Matt

Allene  Audean (Wagner) Matt, 94, Solon, formerly of Elkader, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, at the Solon Retirement Village in Solon. She was born Jan. 10, 1927, in Elkader, the daughter of Louis M. and Cordelia (Vorwald) Wagner. Allene was raised in Elkader and graduated from Elkader High School in 1944 and Elkader Junior College in 1946.

 

Fri
22
Jan

Jean D. Ruegnitz

Jean Dorene Ruegnitz, age 89, of Garber, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, at UnityPoint Finley Hospital in Dubuque. She was born Nov. 28, 1931, in Greeley, the daughter of Joseph and Ruth (Lillibridge) Tinkey. 

Jean was raised and educated in the area, graduating from Edgewood High School in 1950. On Nov. 26, 1954, Jean was united in marriage with Gene Ruegnitz at Trinity Methodist Church in Edgewood, and two children were born to this union.

Jean was a homemaker, but made quilts for church missions and volunteered for many other jobs for the community. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Guttenberg.  

Tue
19
Jan

Wayne K. Peterson

Wayne Keith Peterson, age 86, died on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at the Elkader Care Center. He was born on June 14, 1934, to Thomas and Mabel (Bergan) Peterson in rural St. Olaf. He attended school at Wagner Township Center School and Elkader High School, graduating in 1952. He was a lifelong member of Norway Lutheran Church, where he was baptized and confirmed.

After graduation, Wayne worked on the family farm until October 1954, when he entered the United States Air Force and was accepted into the Aviation Cadet Program in Texas. He graduated in March 1956 as a second lieutenant with a rating of navigator.

Fri
15
Jan

John W. 'Jack' Schultz

John “Jack” Walter Schultz, 91, of McGregor, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, at Mayo Health in La Crosse, Wis. John was born June 1, 1929, to Benjamin Albert and Meda Marie (Zahn) Schultz in McGregor. He was baptized on June 8, 1930, and attended McGregor Public School.

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